The president’s job-approval rating has never been lower, according to the number crunchers at Gallup. Obama currently clocks in with 39 percent approval, lower by Gallup’s reckoning than every president since Harry Truman at this time in their respective terms — except for Jimmy Carter. That’s not much to brag about.

You can find Gallup’s latest numbers on Obama’s approval rating here, and compare Obama with past presidents here.

Gallup bases its numbers on a three-day rolling average. This batch is dated Aug. 11-12.

Here’s more from Gallup on its methodology: “Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president. Results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults; Margin of error is ±3 percentage points.” — PZS

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